FDA is Moving Forward with Menu-Labeling

After numerous delays, Obama administration’s menu-labeling rule will proceed   By NACS Online On November 7th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance on the Obama administration’s menu labeling rule, “all but ensuring that the oft-delayed rule will finally take effect, nearly eight years after Congress initially called for it,” reports Politico. The…

Snap Retailer Rule Compliance Deadlines Approaching Fast

USDA will begin implementing some eligibility requirements for SNAP retailers beginning Monday, October 16th   By NACS Online   The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will begin implementing some of the eligibility requirements for retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beginning on Monday, October 16, 2017. Those…

Legislation for Year-Round High Ethanol Blends Stalls

The combined weight of several amendments under discussion ultimately sank the bill By NACS Online   Legislation that would allow year-round sales of higher ethanol blends will not move through the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee this year, after it attracted amendments that targeted major environmental laws, reports Politico. Committee Chairman John Barrasso…

Labor Department Signals Changes in Overtime

Department says it wants salary to be a factor in overtime eligibility   NACS Online   The U.S. Labor Department suggested last week that it could lower the salary threshold for overtime eligibility set under the Obama administration, Reuters reports. The news source writes that the department asserted to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S Circuit…

House Leadership Decides to Protect Debit Reform

Plans to remove debit repeal from the Choice Act were announced   By NACS Online Politico is reporting that House Republicans are removing the repeal of debit swipe fee reform from H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, after facing significant pressure from members in the Republican conference. The repeal effort is the most controversial piece…

USDA Announces Snap Final Rule Delay

The Food & Nutrition Service hits the drawing board to redefine “variety” to work for small retailers   NACS Online On May 18th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally posted an announcement on its website that “passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act…